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says the planned koran burning there during saturday's 9/11 commemorations is not canceled bt merely "suspended." as a new controversy swirls upward, was the extremist pastor operating under a delusion that he made some kind of deal that he would stop the burning if the park 51 islamic center in new york were to be moved? which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? >> if they were willing to move it away from that location, we would consider that a sign from god. we have or he has been in contact with the imam in new york city. he has agreed to move the location. >> but from sources in the office of the imam no deal to move park 51 and the man in the middle -- >> i have made this morning contact with the office of the imam and got the commitment to fly out to new york and meet with him in the company of pastor jones to discuss and come to a decision on relocating the mosque. >>> our special guest, imam mohammad mosri. >> rendition is still unchecked. an appeals court tosses the lawsuit that challenges the company that flew its victims. jonathan turley joins me. >>> ste
for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> uncertainty over the koran- burning. the u.s. pastor says he has not cancelled as plans, he has just put them on hold. the un general assembly calls for dialogue between serbia and kosovo. it could pave the way for the first direct talks in two years. a california judge rules a ban on homosexuals serving openly in the u.s. military is unconstitutional. controversy in the paris says the world of manga crash lands at the palace of versailles. a warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in the u.k. and around the world. the u.s. pastor who has been condemned worldwide for his threat to burn copies of the koran on the anniversary of september 11 says his plan is now on hold. terry jones originally announced he was cancelling the event, but now says it is conditional on holding talks with the imam in charge of a planned islamic cultural center near ground zero. mr. jones said he had agreed to move the center in return for his cancelling the koran- burning. the imam denies it. mr. jones now says he was lied to. >> the day began with the white hou
the anniversary of 9/11 by burning copies of the koran. he has now changed his plans twice. pastor claimed in a press conference this afternoon he was canceling his koran burning because the imam behind the planned islam cultural center in downtown manhattan agreed to move the project away from the hollow grounds of the orlando burlington court factcy building, blocks away from the world trade center site. that's what the pastor said. he said he's ditching the koran burning because the so-called ground zero mosque is moving. but the imam and developer behind the planned cultural center said they did not agree to move the center at all. the pastor says he's merely suspending his koran burning plans and not canceling them. that's what happened on that insane front today. if you are looking for other ways to celebrate the 9/11 anniversary this year, one event not canceled or suspended is the glenn beck and sarah palin 9/11 beer bust up in alaska. tickets range in price from a low of $73.75 to a high of $225 for a spot in the arena and participation in a meet and greet as the hill newspaper re
. leading off tonight, republicans say building a mosque is the same as burning a koran. well, we all remember how the bush administration conflated 9/11 and iraq to gain support for the war they always wanted to fight against saddam hussein. now republicans are at it again. this time between burning korans and building an islamic center two blocks from ground zero. it's their way saying president obama is as wrong as the florida pastor was about burning korans. we've heard it before. and just this week john boehner, sarah palin, and today newt gingrich joined the team, republicans exploiting our fears again. that's ourop story tonight.ed plus, if you watched "hardball" last night, you know the whole affair involving the florida pastor who is or isn't going to burn korans tomorrow has become a never ending saga. this afternoon pastor terry jones insisted, he's convinced, why, we don't know, thate's going to meet tomorrow with the new york imam in charge of the planned islamic center near ground zero and work out a deal. that's what he says. that's what he hopes. we'll have the latest
on that florida pastor who has been threatening to burn copies of the koran tomorrow. he know says his plans are just on hold. terry jones initially canceled the koran-burning event yesterday saying a local imam in florida told him that the proposed new york islamic cultural center near ground zero would be moved. >> he told me three times that the imam in new york said he would move the mosque. i only have this man's word. that supposed only has the imam's word, but that should be good enough. that's good enough for me. >> after those comments, though, the imam denied ever saying a deal had been reached to move the new york center or why an imam in florida would have the power to make that decision. pastor jones then claimed he had been lied to. he said he would now reconsider his decision to call off the koran burning. last night an associate pastor of the florida church confirmed the burning was only postponed. >> it's been circulated and rumored that information that we were given from the imam is incorrect, or falsified. we definitely don't want to believe that's true. as we said, it's
>> today on christiaworld news a pastor who threatens to burn korans creates a global furor. tell you have christians and muz slims are reacting. >> this couple says god called them to open their arms and homes needy children. >> and a 9/11 survivor talks about his minist and god's saving grace around the world. >> a church had planneto burn korans strains christian and muslim relations. i am wendy griffith. >> and i am georgethomas. international condemtion has come down on a tiny florida church. >> numbers are small, just 50 members. it is on again, off again to burn copies of koran, dale herd has more. >> reporter: as pastor terry jones plans for the 9/11 anniversarbecomes public, in pakistan they burned the u.s. flag, the indonesia, the presidenwarns of an interfaith bklash. >> what is being planned by reverend terry jones and followers in florida, the united states of america, before the publics burn the holy koran, not only with the feelings of the islamic but i am also certain the feelings of the followers of other faiths can threaten peace and security. >> in the gaza str
't burn any korans this saturday because he had a deal with the people backing that mosque two blocks from the new york world trade centers not to build. >> the imam has agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. and on saturday, i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> and then imam faisal raurvegs the backer of the new york mosque issued this statement "i am glad that pastor jones has decided not to burn any korans, however, i have not spoken to pastor jones or imam musry. we are not going to toy with our religion or any other, nor are we going to barter." then the imam who stood beside pastor jones confirmed no deal had been reached. we've got this story covered from all the angles. kerry sanders has been covering the story from gainesville, florida for nbc news. lawrence o'donnell is host of the last word. a great phrase for tonight's develop. you need a last word tonight. savannah guthrie covers the white house for nbc news and the co-host of the great show "the daily rundown." kerry, seeing as you're very close to the action here, how do you read
korans on the anniversary of 9/11 amid a frenzy of protesting words and protests overseas. the top general in afghanistan weighs in, and the preacher tells us why he's not backing down. >>> calorie countdown. it may soon be possible to track every calorie you consume, from food courts to airplane, even movie theaters. you won't believe how many calories are in your favorite bucket of popcorn. but will doing the math actually matter to your waistline? >>> and poll-tastrophe. a majority now disapproves of barack obama's job performance. so what will happen in november? >> announcer: this is "nightline," september 7th, 2010. >> good evening, everyone. we begin tonight with the small-time pastor who has stirred up a big-time controversy. his congregation is only a few dozen strong, but his plan to mark 9/11 by burning the koran has sparked protests as far away as kabul while trying condemnation from the vatican. my co-anchor terry moran traveled to florida today to talk faith, hate and free speech with pastor terry jones. >> reporter: it a tiny but fervent congregation. the dove world
the korans. allegations of mass rape in the democratic republic of congo. the u.n. is accused of failing to protect hundreds of women and children. a huge bomb in northwestern pakistan kills at least 20. it is the second militant attack in as many days. and more than 1 million take to the streets against planned austerity measures dealing with french pension reform. welcome to bbc news. good to have you with us. we are broadcasting to our viewers in the united kingdom and around the world with me, james bagwell. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has spoken out against the plan to burn korans. general david petraeus said if it went ahead, images of the event would be used by insurgents to incite violence. coming up, we will hear what hillary clinton had to say with this report from washington. >> this is what worries general david petraeus is. 500 people in kabul, gather to demonstrate. one small church in america plans to bring copies of the koran. protesters threw rocks. >> we are concerned about the possible implications of a koran burning in the united states. it puts us in jeop
. his congregation is only a few dozen strong, but his plan to mark 9/11 by burning the koran has sparked protests as far away as kabul while trying condemnation from the vatican. my co-anchor terry moran traveled to florida today to talk faith, hate and free speech with pastor terry jones. >> reporter: it a tiny but fervent congregation. the dove world outreach center has 30 con agree gants this sunday, and it is like many -- there is steaming in tongues here. look closely, though. the pastors are armed. and militant. >> it's evil. it's bad. it's against the bible. it's against god. >> reporter: the book, of course, is the koran. the holy book of the world's 1.3 billion muslims, believed by the faithful to be the word of god revealed through his prophet. and pastor terry jones says he will burn it on september 11th. >> we feel that their radical message is necessary. we also want to send a message to the moderate muslim to stay peaceful and moderate. we expect the muslims that are here in america to respect, honor, obey, submit to our constitution. >> reporter: and with that, pas
koran burning if a deal is made it move the planned islamic cultural center away from ground zero, but the new york imam says there is no deal. i'm harry smith. is the damage already done? just today, the taliban spread leaflets in afghanistan saying america is islam's biggest enemy. plus fighting a killer, pan creak cancer. >> couric: what whatis your most profound hope? >> my hope is a cure displait katie reports a cure could soon be within reach thanks to stan and its dream team of researchers. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: good evening. katie will be along later in the broadcast. we begin with a stunning development in the story that has ignited a firestorm of controversy all over the world. late today, the florida minister who promised to burn copies of the koran on the anniversary of 9/11 said he was cancelling the event. pastor terry jones said it's part of an agreement to move a planned islamic cultural center away from ground zero. though the center's imam tonight ins
>>> on our broadcast tonight, not backing down. a florida pastor vows to burn the koran despite huge public pressure not to. question is -- how will the world react? >>> out of nowhere. a firestorm skips across the sky of a major american city leaving a lot of homes destroyed and a lot of questions. >>> google's new invention. how can it really know what you're thinking, and where do they come up with this stuff that finds its way to our computers? >>> and making a difference. it's a long way home for a man who made his name here on the football field, but it's his only way to express his thanks for all he has today. >>> also tonight, a close call for planet earth. >>> also tonight, a close call for planet earth. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. a southern pastor with a small following suddenly has people all over the world following his plans. that's because he has pledged to burn a copy of the koran this weekend. despite a number of people, including his own government, pleading with him not to. there are a lot of issue
burned the koran. but pastor terri jones announce he won't burn the koran now or in the future. he changed his mind after he went itto new york and met with the imam. it's not clear if that me'letin happened. we'll follow-up. >> relentless search is under way san bruno, people were killed after a explosion from the &e. th want to know if they could have prevented this since residents said theyr smelled ga for days before the blast. a meeting for neighbors was held this afternoon and the california's acting governor expressed his frustration after seeing the torched area. >> here everything seems to be moving slow and i'm trying to expedite it. we do want to hear what happened. if there was odor ad people reported it i want to know t who. was it theire chief? was it the state of california? was it fg&e? if they did report us, why was there no action? those are the questions i'm asking on a daily basis and i hope real soon i have the answers for the arpublic. is overnor schwzenegger. out of town. >>> homes incinerated and left in ashes. ed to rowland in is in san francisco with the l
, the florida minister who promised to burn copies of the koran on the anniversary of 9/11 said he was cancelling the event. pastor terry jones said it's part of an agreement to move a planned islamic cultural center away from ground zero. though the center's imam tonight insisted there is no such deal and he says he's never even spoken to jones. the pastor's decision followed an appeal from president obama and a personal phone call from defense secretary robert gates. all of this as the state department has issued a warning to americans traveling overseas of possible revenge attacks, and even as there were more protests today in muslim nations. there is a lot to report tonight. kelly cobiella begins our coverage in gainesville, florida, kelly. >> reporter: good evening, harry. pastor terry jones has spent the entire day inside his church, then late in the day, came out request this completely unexpected announcement that he was calling off his protest on saturday in exchange for a promise that the controversial islamic center planned near ground zero would be moved. >> the imam ha
>>> now good morning maryland. >> from setting the koran on fire to building a mosque near ground zero. there is no shortage of emotions and this morning we take a look at the temperment of this country. >>> it's dangerous and blinding. pilots say those green lasers are becoming a threat to safety in the skies. a sight in texas, some amazing video to show you this morning. all this mess is thanks to hermine. we have those stories just ahead on this thursday morning. thank you for joining us, i'm megan pringle. jamie is off this morning. you heard of lady's night. this is sort of like lady's morning. we start with linette charles. >> good morning, everyone. we are dealing with cooler temperatures this morning. yes, that cold front has passed and we are dealing with the cool, dry air. the only caveat is the fact we have the dry air and it is windy on the backside. we will continue that for today. it's going to enhance the fire risk and that will continue into saturday when we see showers possible and that will linger into sunday. for today, it's going to be nice and pleasant with t
for the democrats. >>> a preacher's plan to burn the koran sparking protest against america. and this nation's best-known active duty four-star general right there in the middle of it. >>> the war next door that most americans may not know about but should because of the threat to the united states. >>> and at risk, questions about something dentists use, especially on young patients. >>> also tonight, making a difference on the home front, >>> also tonight, making a difference on the home front, "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's always been the american ideal, part of the american way, pushing ahead, always getting better, always improving, a future always brighter than our past. but tonight in the new nbc news polling numbers debuting today, americans are losing hope in the future of their country in greater numbers now. our new numbers contain bad news for the president and bad news for his party. a lot of it because the economy is beyond bad and it's been that way for quite a while. and we begin tonight with our political director, c
strongly condemns a church's plan to burn copies of the koran this weekend as another church jumps on the band wagon and says they're going to do the same thing. dan rather is here to weigh in on the controversy ahead. >>> tom brady's car crash. breaking details coming in on the accident involving the patriots' quarterback. >>> and say it ain't so. are alaskans turning their back on levi johnston? i'm chris jansing live from msnbc world headquarters in new york. >>> the remnants of tropical storm hermine turned deadly. swamping texas neighborhood and washing away roads. in belten, homes are submerged and people were hauled to safety in inflatable rafts. flood waters killed at least two people who became trapped in their cars after ten inches of rain fell in the dallas area. flood waters even closed six flags over texas. those are not supposed to look like water rides. and to top it all off, a series of tornadoes blew through the dallas area. amateur video captured this twister, it flipped an 18-wheeler and left the driver trapped. he was pulled out by a stranger. >> the driver of t
the pastor tell you, kerry? >> well, he said that they are going to burn the koran here in a group, their church of about 50 members, to send a message not to the world of islam, he says specifically to the radical islamics. but clearly that message is being lost, just the threat of burning the koran has upset so many in the islamic world and sort of points out the world we leaf in, the interconnected world thanks to the internet. in kabul, afghanistan, when they heard about this, they were able to download his photograph. they began to burn his face in the crowds and protests he had there as well as burning american flags. clearly the message he thinks he's sending is being heard very differently in the islamic world. it's quite obvious it's not just the islamic world that is concerned about this. theƧ u.s. military leaders are concerned enough they have raised the ante by speaking about it, pulling off the effort here by addressing it. their concerns is when the korans are burned it may cause americans in uniform danger in other parts of the world. the burning of the koran is a
's plan to burn copies of the koran. we'll tell you to latest. >> first, it is chilly out there. we got a break from the 90's. how long is this going to last? >> 4:40 on this thursday morning. we have the cold front that moved through yesterday. you felt the winds accelerate and pick up along and behind that front. it is still going to be a little bit breezy today. it is coming from the northwest driveing in the cooler, dryer, less humid air. mostly sunny today. temperatures now around 60 degrees. 61 in frederick. 64 in culpepper. 63 in college park. 69 in lusby. a little breezy, northwesterly winds at 10 and 20. keep the air conditioner off. crank open the windows and let the fresh air circulate. near 80 by saturday. next chance of rain still look it is like sunday with just a few showers possible. low 80's sunday into monday. back to lisa. >> a couple of problems to report now as far as traffic to and from the american lesion bridge. -- legionon bridge. look at 70 in clarksburg. >> your time now r 4:41. 62 degrees still outside. >> the aftermath of hermine. we'll show you some amazing
overshadow this year's events? >>> about face, a florida preacher who once burned to plan koran korans today changes his min d. >> we have decided to cancel the burning. >> what prompted his decision, that's coming up. >>> more stories out this morning from people to lived to tell about that massive fire that destroyed parts of a community near san francisco. >>> and some rays of light. new numbers suggest the economy may not be as bad as people think. so, where are the jobs? good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to msnbc saturday. the crowds are gathering right now in new york, washington and pennsylvania to mark nine years since the september 11th attacks. special services will take place at those three sites where hijacked planes crashed. along with this year's events there's also controversy. ns's michelle franzen is live in new york city. good saturday morning to you. let's get a scene setter this morning. what's it like? >> reporter: certainly families are beginning to gather at zuccotti park, adjacent park near ground zero, much of a construction site and has been in the prev
." >> confusion in america, a fury in the muslim world. the controversy over burning copies of the koran. the pastor -- canceling the stunt or not -- either way, the criticism keeps coming. >> i'm glad he has put this on hold at least. >> welcome to gmt. i am stephen sacker with a world of news. a gas leak is suspected for a fire in san francisco. the start of the old met long distance challenge. running across america to honor fallen comrades. it is midday in london, early evening in kabul, and in washington, they're just waking up to the news that international theory has not been calmed the possibility that the stunt may be off. in northern afghanistan, about 150 protesters. three were wounded. shots were fired by private security guards. our correspondent has been following the latest developments. >> pastor terry jones is the man in the eye of the storm. a week ago, few people have heard of his tiny church in gainesville, florida. his threat to burn copies of the koran has led to a confusing sequence of events. linked to arguments over the location of an islamic cultural center near
president obama. it pastor decides he will not be burning copies of the koran. pakistan's former military leader talks to the bbc. a court -- very warm welcome to "bbc world news." coming up, keeping the peace on the blue line. we had a special report from one of the world's most sensitive borders. a cyclist searches for his son. the australian father who crossed nine countries to find his child is set for a reunion. >> the horror is in the tiny details. at one time it was happening in almost every diocese in every boarding school. there were hundreds of cases. allegations of sexual assault and belgium -- many surrounding clergy. it is another scandal for the catholic church to contemplate days before the pope's visit next week. >> in catholic-run boarding schools, the scale of the abuses revealed is shocking. it involved priests and teachers, and for some decades. >> i think it is safe to say every conservation was involved. all schools at some point knew of cases of child sex abuse. every diocese has been affected by this. the commission found the abuse was at its worst during the 1960'
who planned to burn the koran. president obama calls it a recruitment bonanza for al qaeda. a hostage rescue. did police shoot some of the victims? paying less for the daily bread. they hope of food subsidies to prevent violence. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast around the globe. coming up later for you, a new band of brothers as the u.s. troops surge in afghanistan peaks. those in the final deployment talk of their hopes and fears. r weast -- are we finally saying goodbye to the super-skinny model? hello to you. american citizens are being warned by the government to avoid a controversy. a church in florida plans to publicly burned the koran. there's a risk of terrorist response. the burning is planned to commemorate the september 11 attacks. president obama called it a stunt that would be a recruitment bonanza for al qaeda. indonesia's's president says images of the koran in flames could threaten world peace and damage relations between islam and the west. in india, and where the population of 130 million muslims, said such a and outrage should be prevented. it would inflame s
to stop the minister, the pastor in florida from burning korans on worldwide television? how do you stop the wildfire this could ignite globally? prime minister of iraq says there must been an intervention that the burning of the muslim religious book will cause damage between the east and west. what are they doing in the white house? aren't there ways to reach this pastor and florida and stop the recruitment bonanza. moments ago the pastor said he's calling the whole thing off. we have to find out the facts. >>> plus, they're hitting the polls. what will republicans do if they take control of the government? the u.s. congress. here's what they're talking about doing, killing obama health care. canceling what is left of the stimulus, and using subpoena power to investigate the white house. one gop lobbyist states that the goal would be to make it a one-term presidency. the leader of the campaign against president obama would be the new speaker, if he took office, john boehner. the president went directly after him yesterday. we're going to ask the "hardball" strategists if it's good poli
>>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? it's not that difficult, koran burnling, for, against, no thoughts. 5:15 p.m., koran burning is insensitive, unnecessary, pastor jones, please stand down. the governor of michigan. >> i don't think there's an excuse for it. >> defense secretary gates endorses the warning about the threats to u.s. warnings. >> i worry it will turn into violence against our troops in iraq, afghanistan, other places as well. >> the man at the center of the hateful exercise. >> we have no intention of cancelling. >> the counterbalance, the memphis congregation which has loaned it to worshippers building an islamic center, literally, next door. our special guests in their first joint interview, pastor steve jones. presidential punch -- >> if we're going to give tax breaks to companies, let it go to companies that create jobs here in america. not -- that's what this election is all about. >> all politics local. also, a lot of stupidity is local. a would-be republican congressman from ohio insists, hands off state's civil rights. >> we ne
the koran will endanger our troops. does the pastor care? we'll ask him. he also says he's doing this to honor the 9/11 victims. but does he even know the names of any of those who lost their lives? find out in a moment. >>> later, what appears to be new evidence in the case of a congresswoman who gave her relatives and her staffers' relatives tens of thousands in charity scholarship money, instead of to needy kids in her district, like she was supposed to. she says she wasn't paying attention to it. but now, we have letters that appear to be just the opposite, evidence that, if true, she was steering the scholarships not to the colleges but directly into her relatives' pockets. >>> a poverty is planning on burning korans. he says it's to honor those killed on 9/11 and to send a message to radical islamists around the world. his message is being heard by all muslims around the world. and the outrage is growing. largest islamic country in the world, protesters rallying in jakarta. in the streets of kabul, flag-burning, people chanting "death to america" because of this preacher's
is the same as burning the koran. well, we all remember how the bush administration conflated 9/11 and iraq to gain support for the war they always wanted to fight against saddam hussein. now republicans are at it again, this time creating a moral equivalency between burning korans and building an islamic center two blocks from ground zero. it's their way saying president obama is as wrong as the florida pastor was about burning korans. i've heard it before. and just this week john boehner, sarah palin, and today newt gingrich joined the team, republicans exploiting our fears again. that's our top story tonight. plus, if you watched "hardball" last night, you know the whole affair involving the florida pastor who is or isn't going to burn korans tomorrow has become a never-ending saga. this afternoon pastor terry jones insisted, he's convinced, why, we don't know, that he's going to meet tomorrow with the new york imam in charge of the planned islamic center near ground zero and work out some kind of deal. that's what he says. that's what he hopes. we'll have the latest in a moment. >>> als
a copy of the koran. he now says he has called off the protest. they say a deal has been raised to move the center away from ground zero. the organizers have denied any such agreement, but here is what the pastor had to say. >> i will be flying out there on saturday to meet at the ground zero mosque. he has agreed to move the location. that cannot happen overnight, but he has agreed to move that. we felt that would be a sign that god wants us to do that. the american people do not want the mosque there, and muslims do not want us to burn the chiron -- karan. we have agreed to cancel our event, and saturday i will be flying of there to meet with him. >> pasteur jones making that statement. this story gets no less bizarre or confusing. >> let's try to break this down in what we know if the moment. he made the statement that he had been looking for a sign from god to not go away -- to go ahead with the burning of the koran. he said he has had an agreement to move the location. within minutes, the islamic cultural center said they have no plan to move the unbuilding two blocks from ground z
in the saga of that florida preacher o the man who says he may burn korans today is now in new york. what is he doing here? >>> more stories out this morning from people who lived to tell about that massive fire near san francisco. >>> some rays of light. new numbers suggest the economy may not be as bad as people think, but where are the jobs? >>> good morning, everyone, i'm alex whit and welcome to "msnbc saturday." and today marks nine years since the september 11th terror attacks and hundreds will gather at memorials this morning for those who lost their lives that day. special services will be held at the three sites where hijacked planes crashed in new york, washington, and pennsylvania. ut along with this year's events, there's also controversy. nbc's michelle franzen is live near the world trade center site in newth york city. michelle, with a good saturday morning to you. what's the scene like this morning as of now? >> reporter: well, good morning, alex. certainly people are beginning to gather for the ceremony here in new york this morning. as you mentioned, certainly several c
>>> on our broadcast tonight, breaking news. the florida pastor who vowed to burn the koran on 9/11 backs down after a day of intense pressure from washington and around the world. and is there a new york connection here? >>> also tonight, game day here in new orleans where it's not just a football team. to many here, they really are the saints who helped them get back up. >>> plus, good neighbors making a difference in difficult times. >>> plus, good neighbors making a difference in difficult times. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from the banks of the mississippi river. we are back here in new orleans tonight. we'll have a word about why a bit later on in the broadcast. >>> but first we must begin tonight with some fast-moving events regarding the pastor from florida who was threatening to burn the holy koran on saturday to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11. tonight it apparently took a phone call from the secretary of defense to make the pastor back down. he said late today he realizes now this is not the time to bu
florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the koran. we have a long list of people who are now speaking out. >> good morning. there are a lot of people speaking out about this. we're hear from everyday americans, political figures like the secretary of state, hillary clinton, republican leader john bohner, sarah palin, pat robertson. it seems like most of the world is opposed to terry jones' plan to burn copies to have muslim holy book. he is adamant that he will go forward with the burning despite concerns that it will endanger american troops and the event itself might be targeted by extremists. requests for him to cancel are falling on deaf ears. last night on "larry king live" we heard from the imam who wants to build a mosque near the twin towers. he said like jones he will not back down. coming up, we'll tell you how local leaders are helping our area understand the koran. >> courtney, tough very much. president obama -- thank you very much. president obama hopes tax cut also help jump-start the ailing economy. his plan includes extending and expanding a research and development tax c
of the koran. pervez musharraf talks to the bbc. a very warm welcome to "bbc world news." coming up, keeping the peace on the blue line. we have a special report from one of the world's most sensitive borders. a cyclist's search for his son. the father who crossed nine countries to find his 6-year-old is set for a reunion. >> the word is in the tiny details. at one time it was happening in almost every conversation in every boarding school. there were hundreds of cases. some victims killed themselves. many centering on church workers between the 1950's and 1980's. if it is another scandal for the catholic church to contemplate. >> in catholic boarding schools and churches, a scale of the abuse revealed by the commission is stalking -- is shocking. for some cases it went on for decades. >> i think it is safe to say every congregation was involved. that all schools had -- knew of cases of sex abuse and every diocese was affected. >> the commission found the abuse was at its worst during the 1960's. there were hundreds of the victims and the youngest was abused from the age of two. 13 victims h
, the plan to burn the koran is sparking outrage among muslims the world over. >>> cnn reveals its choice to replace larry king. we will have those stories and more when we come back. >>> president obama is calling on a florida minister to cancel his plans to burn the koran this weekend he says it will amount to a bonn than zoo for al-qaeda and could endanger members of the military. secretary of state hillary clinton has also denounced the koran burning plans of the reverend terry jones of gainesville. jones says besides death threats and pressure to call off the book burning he has also received a lot of encouragement. >>> the state department ordered u.s. embassies around the world to brace for possible anti-american backlash. angry muslims have already taken to the streets. charlie d'agata has more. >> furious muslim protesters in india set fire to an american flag. they chanted down with america in response to the plan to burn the koran. it's a scene this man wants to see repeated across the globe. he is what hard line former leader of a banned islamist group in britain has called on
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